us that we matter"
"Books by their very nature, are a form of activism because they help change and expand minds and give a blueprint for change"
"For many, our lives are a process of restoring-re-storying”
"Stories are wondrous things. And they are dangerous."
"I have to believe in the power of stories,
the seeds of understanding they can plant and the impact they can have"
"Want a different ethic? Tell a different story"
"Books are sometimes windows, offering views of worlds that may be real or imagined, familiar or strange. These windows are also sliding glass doors, and readers have only to walk through in imagination to become part of whatever world has been created and recreated by the author. When lighting conditions are just right, however, a window can also be a mirror. Literature transforms human experience and reflects it back to us, and in that reflection we can see our own lives and experiences as part of the larger human experience. Reading, then, becomes a means of self-affirmation, and readers often seek their mirrors in books"
-Professor Rudine Sims Bishop
“The truth about stories is that that's all we are.”
― Thomas King
Who is telling the story?
Is someone left out?